Our dramatic RBS 6 Nations match in Wales last weekend was an incredible occasion and it's not often you see a finish like that. With the present level of confidence in the squad, I did think there was a chance of us fighting back after Stephen Jones had put Wales 24-22 ahead with his drop goal, but obviously I knew time was running out. To snatch victory like that was nothing short of fantastic.
I must give a mention to Ronan O'Gara who won the match with a quite brilliant drop goal - his first real contribution to the game. He had only been on the field for a matter of seconds, and I don't imagine he would even have warmed up by that stage. Ideally, the Irish forwards should have taken the ball on for another couple of phases to put Ronan in a better position, but his kick was perfect in the most difficult of circumstances. It was a great feeling to see the ball go over.
In all honesty, it was a nervous performance but I hope that we have now got rid of our nerves. There was huge pressure on us in Cardiff because of the fact that a win would set up the Grand Slam decider with England, and it did seem to affect the players slightly. Now that we're through to the England game, I don't think there's any reason for us to lack confidence.
We're in a fantastic situation, and the sort of situation which the supporters, players, coaches and sponsors would have wanted prior to the tournament. I actually believe we will benefit from our tough test in Cardiff - it showed the squad that they have the mental strength to come from behind with less than a minute to go and produce a victory from a game which they could have lost.
This Sunday is going to be an unbelievable afternoon. I don't think there's any doubt that it's an advantage to be playing at Lansdowne Road because England are almost unbeatable at Twickenham. I also think we have to be pretty confident that we can rise to the occasion. There is no longer any need for the players to try and hold back or save themselves - they can give everything knowing that the winner will take everything.